Application OSE140013

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Application No. OSE140013.

Description of the Application
Suncor Energy Inc. has applied for authorization under section 20 of the Public Lands Act to conduct an oil sands exploration program in accordance with the Code of Practice for Exploration Operations made under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. The exploration program, including drilling and access, would occur in Townships 93 and 94, Range 8, West of the 4th Meridian, about 35 kilometres northwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta. 

For a copy of the application, contact
Suncor Energy Inc.
150 – 6 Avenue SW
P.O. Box 2844
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3E3
Attention: Marc Roy
Telephone: 403-296-4106
Fax: 403-296-3032
E-mail: marroy@suncor.com  

To view the application and supporting documents, contact
AER Information Management Branch
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
Telephone: 1-855-297-8311 (toll free; option 2)
E-mail: infoservices@aer.ca
Viewing hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Refer to this notice when requesting information to expedite the response. 

Requirement to File a Statement of Concern
If you have concerns with this application and have not filed a statement of concern with the AER, you must file one as described below under How to File a Statement of Concern. If you do not file a statement of concern, the AER will continue to process the application and may approve it without notifying you.

If the AER does not receive any statements of concern from a person who may be directly and adversely affected by the AER’s decision on the application, the AER may continue to process the application and may approve it without further notice or without a hearing.

How to File a Statement of Concern
In order for your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must be filed before 4:00 p.m. on September 4, 2014.

Send one copy of your statement of concern to Suncor Energy Inc. at the name and address above and one copy to
Alberta Energy Regulator
Authorizations Review & Coordination Team
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
E-mail: ARCTeam@aer.ca 

Contents of a Statement of Concern
For your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must include
a) why you believe you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the application;
b) the nature of your objection to the application;
c) the outcome of the application you advocate;
d) the location of your land, residence, or activity in relation to the location of the energy resource that is the subject of the proposed application; and
e) your contact information, including your name, address in Alberta, telephone number, and e-mail address or, if you do not have an e-mail address, your fax number.

Confidentiality
Section 49 of the Alberta Energy Regulator Rules of Practice (Rules of Practice) requires that all documents and information filed in a proceeding be placed on the public record. If you file a submission, you must not include any personal information that you do not want to appear on or are not authorized to put on the public record. Section 49(2) of the Rules of Practice states how to apply to the AER for an order to keep information confidential.

Compensation Issues
Submissions relating exclusively to compensation for land use are not dealt with by the AER and should be referred to the Alberta Surface Rights Board.

For information on AER procedures, e-mail PLA-CCCInquiries@aer.ca.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on August 5, 2014.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR

Patricia M. Johnston, Q.C., General Counsel